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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 15, 2010 10:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats so damn atheistical about the dead?

I think your pt about Jerry is spot on...many of us have a great deal of "western christian" stuff in us due to culture, upbringing, etc., and it can be very powerful, and good, etc., without necessarily embracing the other stuff (some of which, of course, like most anything, has some downsides to it).

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Jan 15, 2010 10:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats so damn atheistical about the dead?

I agree - take Samson & Delilah (which I realize they didn't write).... something powerful about "Samson got his hands around that lion's jaw // bees made honey in the lion's head". It's simply about good overcoming evil, but it's served up effectively in a biblical context which so many can relate to, even if it's only in a cultural way. Ancient western imagery.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 15, 2010 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Whats so damn atheistical about the dead?

I recall once using western christian imagery to describe something, or in response to something that happened, and a friend, a real fanatic/zealot, looked at me like it was inappropriate (ie, to reference 'god/bible/etc' if I wasn't a true believer), and I replied: "hey, if 'we' invented it, wrote it, whatever, it's 'ours' now, right?"

Now that I recall that, it sounds like the often quoted Jerry line about 'us' getting the SBDs for free, right?!